Having charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including number one hits "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South," "Two Dozen Roses," "Next to You, Next to Me" and "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)" as well as a Grammy for "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart," which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, Shenandoah return with a brand new single, their first in twenty years, "Noise."
Produced by Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, "Noise" is a romantic mid-tempo ode to finding that special someone who helps to block out all of the "noise" in the world.
"Cause when we kiss the world outside is gone
And whatever lonely there is moves on
My heart doesn't have any choice when I hear my name on your voice everything else is just noise"
"Noise" finds the beloved sextet remaining true to their sound while also bringing a contemporary flair that will appeal to their original fans and new ones as well. Welcome back.
A full-length release is slated for 2018.
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Austin-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum broke out in a big way in 2013 with his critically adored debut The Limestone Kid and now McCollum builds on that momentum with his latest, Probably Wrong. The 10-track LP was introduced in a three-part rollout beginning in July with Session One, followed by Session Two in September and finally adding two final songs to complete the project for its full release on November 10th. And while it was undoubtedly a unique way to release an album, the payoff is full of rewards.
Produced by Lloyd Maines, Probably Wrong finds the singer-songwriter further showcasing his striking ability to craft honest, accessible tunes that never sacrifice sharp storytelling and instantly memorable melodies for trends, and the result is an exceptional album that finds McCollum leading the class.
Throughout the project, McCollum concentrates (successfully) on writing about what he knows - love, relationships, and life on the road – and does so in a way that nods to tradition all while being contemporary, vivid, and unique. In addition to current single “I Can’t Breathe” (co-written with Micky Braun) Probably Wrong contains nine additional tracks, two outside cuts and seven co/written by McCollum including album opener “Memphis Rain,” which addresses adjustment and growth before flowing seamlessly into “South Of The City Lights” which, with its easy, understated guitar and keys, ponders life lessons. The breezy “Lonesome Ten Miles” and rollicking “The Truth” both have inescapable (and danceable) vibrant keys-driven melodies that juxtapose their themes of loneliness and heartbreak, “Been a long hard crawl to the bottom of the wall, but there’s no place I’d rather be,” while the steel work in “Misunderstood”, alongside McCollum’s sad yet resigned vocals, amplifies grappling with the strain of being away from someone you love, “But I’ll live out of a bag til the day I die.” Things turn from weary to slightly optimistic on the shuffler “Things Are Looking Up” which has a welcome three-minute instrumental that will keep your toes tapping long after McCollum stops singing before leaning on a bit of Bluegrass in “Blue Eyed Sally,” (written by Austen Biggers) a mandolin-led love letter to the woman he comes home to after a day in the coal mine. The album is rounded out with the delightfully old-timey “Learn To Fly” and closer, "Hell Of A Year," a sincere heartbreaker.
Probably Wrong does everything right; it’s one of those rare records that completes the triad of storytelling, melody, and delivery, securing McCollum’s spot as a distinctive voice in music who will not only forge his own path, but carry on the tradition of the respected songwriters before him.
Country newcomer Claudia Hoyser recently released her new EP, Steam, a five-track outing that is sure to find the young singer-songwriter gathering momentum in country music. Steam kicks off with the full of swagger "Drinkin' with the Boys" then segues into "Steam," a ballad with a classic yet contemporary country feel reminiscent of early Miranda Lambert. From there, Hoyser slides into the laid back "No Matter What It Costs," the spunky "What Kinda Man" and closes it all out with the delicate, emotional "Red Light's Turning Green." Steam is a refreshingly solid EP that is sure to make Hoyser one to watch.
Hoyser is currently working on her full-length album.
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